William A. Garnett, American, 1916 - 2006
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Sewage Tank, Santa Paula, California
William A. Garnett (American, 1916 - 2006)
Santa Paula, California, United States (Place created)
Santa Paula, California, United States (Place depicted)
Gelatin silver print
26 x 34.3 cm (10 1/4 x 13 1/2 in.)
© Estate of William A. Garnett
Gliding on a shaft of air in his Cessna 170-B plane, Garnett created a picture that resembles the work of Abstract Expressionist painters of the 1950s such as Clyfford Still and Robert Motherwell. While he pointed his camera out the window, Garnett maneuvered the plane until he could frame the perpendicular lines of the tank off-center, waiting until the dried ground in the empty tank looked like a mosaic of cracked paint before snapping the shutter.
Recent Acquisitions: Eugene Atget, Brett Weston, William Garnett, Milton Rogovin (February 3 to May 30, 2004)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), February 3 to May 30, 2004
Seismic Shift: Lewis Baltz, Joe Deal and California Landscape Photography, 1945 - 1980 (October 1 to December 31, 2011)
- UCR / California Museum of Photography, (Riverside), October 1 to December 31, 2011